Lior Ashkenazi (Hebrew: ליאור אשכנזי;) is an Israeli actor, born 28 December 1969 in Ramat Gan.
As his surname does not indicate, his parents are Sephardi Jews who moved from Turkey. He served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces and starred in many stage plays at the Beit Lessin Theater under the direction of Zipi Pines.
His breakthrough role on film was Zaza in Late Marriage, a 31-year-old man who is caught between obliging to his family's Orthodox tradition when it comes to marry and his love for Judith (played by Ronit Elkabetz), a 34-year old divorced woman.
He has also dubbed a few Disney animated characters in Hebrew.
- Late Marriage (2001) as Zaza
- Rutenberg (2003) as Leonard
- Walk on Water (2004) as Eyal
- BeTipul (2005) as Yadin Yerushalmi note
- The Bubble (2006) As Himself (cameo)
- Hello Goodbye (2008) as Yossi
- Ultimatum (2009) as Gil
- Rabies (2010) as Danny
- Footnote (2011) as Uriel Shkolnik
- Yossi (2012) as Moti
- The Dune (2014) as Hanoch
- Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016) as Micha Eshel
- Foxtrot (2017) as Michael Feldmann
- 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) as Yitzhak Rabin
Dubbing works in Hebrew:
- Pocahontas as Kocoum
- Mulan and Mulan II as Captain Lee Shang
- Tarzan as Tarzan
- Home on the Range as Buck Horse